Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The movement toward Christian unity is not a choice for the Church but an inherent part of its life and actions, said Pope John Paul II in a message to a plenary of cardinals and bishops on ecumenical dialogue. The pontiff told members of the Pontifical Council for Promotion of Christian Unity's plenary to continue on the road toward Christian unity, despite obstacles, in a spirit of intense ecumenical spirituality.
Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The consecration of the first openly gay bishop in the United States, sanctioned by the Episcopal Church U.S.A., has created a rift among the 70-million member Anglican communion. Gene V. Robinson’s consecration as bishop of New Hampshire yesterday has generated a reaction from Anglican bishops around the world, many of whom have said they will not recognize Robinson as bishop.
Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Louisiana is poised to elect its first Catholic governor in more than 100 years. The two frontrunners in the upcoming state election Nov. 15 are both Catholics running for office in a state with deep anti-Catholic roots.
Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, issued a statement this week denouncing the damage done to the Archdiocesan Cathedral by a group of homosexual activists, who smeared the front wall of the church with insults against Catholics.
Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- The Fides News Agency is reporting the death of Salesian Father Pasquale Liberatore, postulator of the cause of beatification of Pope John Paul I, Albino Luciani Pasquale.
Nov 4, 2003 - 12:00 am .- More than 3,000 scientists and experts have joined the 350,000 Spanish citizens calling on the Minister of Health, Ana Pastor, to address once and for all the problem of a growing accumulation of frozen embryos.